Magnolia Cupcakes: Vanilla on Vanilla

When my friends Jodi and Ellie surprised me with a mother-load of magnolia cupcakes on my birthday, I couldn’t have been happier.

Then, Ellie gave me the Magnolia cookbook as a gift 🙂

So what did I do?

I made cupcakes.

After eating all the leftovers from my birthday, I made a new batch for my sister’s boyfriend’s sister’s wedding shower (a little confusing but you got it right?).

I decided to multiply the recipe ingredients by 1.5 to make 36 cupcakes.

It must have been my lucky day. Because I think my mini muffin trays are smaller than normal, I was able to make 48 mini cupcakes plus 5 regular cupcakes – woah.

The 5 big ones went to my boyfriend – it was his lucky day too. And all the rest, aside from a few that were eaten along the way, were sent to the shower.

Once again, these took me too long to make. I need to get more piping bags!

They were worth the wait though, and they were a huge hit – obviously.

One last picture.

By the way, these are vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.

You can find the recipe here.

Enjoy!

Yours edibly,

Elana

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Toronto Bakes for Japan: Nutella Brownie Bites

Toronto Bakes for Japan started today! If you haven’t already bought some goodies, you have plenty of time and plenty of locations to do so tomorrow. You can also make a donation online 🙂

I decided to make brownie bites (again) for the event. It wasn’t too difficult to make a large quantity and I know they will surely please tomorrow’s crowd at Cafe Amaranto.

Here are some lovely pictures of the brownie-making process, starting with the brownie bits.

Nutella!

Rolled into balls – this took forever… I made 96!

I refrigerated these for a little while. Then, I melted some chocolate (obviously) and coated the balls.

Covered them up..

and done. yum.

Make sure to let these cool for a while before packaging them.

I had to package these for the bake sale, otherwise who would want to buy them!

They’re a little snug in the package, but it’ll have to do.

Ready for tomorrow’s sale :

Would you like to buy one?

If yes, I’ll see you tomorrow!

If no, you can still make a donation online.

Yours edibly,

Elana

Toronto Bakes for Japan

I always say that homemade goodies are the best goodies.

Come show your support for Japan at any of these locations this weekend by buying a homemade goodie from the bake sale.

You can also come visit me at Cafe Amaranto on Sunday where I will be helping out and selling my homemade goodies!

Pictures of what I’m preparing for the bake sale will be up shortly.

Yours edibly,

Elana